Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Skywatch Friday & ABC Wednesday: C is for Chicago

I (Grace) went to Chicago in early June.  Chicago has become a more and more livable city with many historical landmarks and modern ambiance.  Here are some famous buildings along the Chicago River.  On the far left hand side is the newly opened Trump International Hotel and Tower.  The building with the clock tower is the Wrigley building which is the Headquarter for the Chewing gum company.  Behind that is the Tribune Tower which is the Headquarter for the major daily newspaper, Chicago Tribune.   The road between the two buildings is the Michigan Avenue, also called Magnificent Mile.

Here is a close up of the clock tower of Wrigley building and the neo-gothic style of the Tribune Tower.

I took the photograph from the lobby of the Restaurant Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel and Tower.  Here you can see that the Wrigley building has two towers: in the front (South Tower) is 30 stories tall, and in the back (North Tower) is 21 stories high.

Here is the small dining room beside the main dining room with fantastic view, clean design and more intimate seating.  

I took this photograph from my hotel window at 5:30 AM.  This is the other side of the Chicago River.  The twin "corncob" towers are the famous Marina Towers Condominium.  You can keep your boat at the lower dock, park your car at the lower levels, and live on the top levels.  A true Marina City with shops, restaurants, and cinemas.

Here is the same place late at night.  You can see the dark blue sky and the reflections on the Chicago River.

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17 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of windy city. The sky scrapers are magnificent.

Sylvia K said...

What a great choice for the C Day! And your photos are superb! Such beautiful skyscrapers. And I would love to eat in that lovely dining room! Your night captures are breathtaking! Hope you're having a great week!

Sylvia

gospelwriter said...

I loved Chicago when I was there some years ago. I was there for a conference but managed to sneak away to see some of the sights. Thank you for these lovely reminders, your photos!

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos of the city, - as soon as I saw the subject of your post that great tune came into my head, - 'Chicago, Chicago...." It sounds like a great city.

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely shots, lovely city. went there for the 1st time only 2 years ago, nand wrote about it HERE.

Mara said...

Great shots!

Reader Wil said...

Your blog is always worth while visiting! Congratulations with your blogaward for ABC this week!

Carol said...

Great photos of Chicago, Grace! You make those buildings look beautiful, and I like the reflections in the water. Love your night shot.

helenmac said...

Simply perfect pictures of my favorite city, G & B! Growing up we took the train to the "city" for all sorts of adventures. The museums, the ball parks, the fountain, the department stores. It was our wonderland!
HelenMac
ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Spellbinding! Stellar choice for C.

Jay said...

I've never been, but something about the place makes me want to go there.

Those last two photos are wonderful - totally, different in so many, many ways, and yet the first of the two reminds me of Venice with all those bridges crossing and recrossing!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit. We saw during the war that the Dutch culture was very different from that of the Japanese soldiers.Dutch women are very outspoken and as we feel that we are equal to men, we are not subservient. Mind you it had taken Dutch women many years to convince men that we are equal!!

Leo said...

the skyline is very beautiful.. thank u :)

peripheralperceptions said...

What wonderful cityscape photos! I really like the one at night.

Siromade said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful views of skies and building you captured. Have a great weekend.

Carolyn Ford said...

I LOVE Chicago! We have relatives west of the city and I always look forward to trips there. Your photos are SO good...now I want to be there...in September...much cooler!

shu said...

Great view of Chicago, love the shots from your travel.

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